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Camberwell and Brixton duo who met at a teenage party in Bromley will try to sell their grown-up summer camp business idea on Dragon’s Den tonight

Duo formed a company Camp Wildfire – and tonight, very much more grown up, they will try and sell the concept and the company to the vipers of the hit cut-throat BBC entrepreneurs’ face-off contest – dressed in suitable scout-style garb.

  

Croydon residents only just getting their Christmas post – almost a month late

The delivery office in South Croydon is one of more than 50 across the country that has been affected by covid staff shortages.

  

St Dunstan’s pupils hoping to hit £5,000 target for homeless charity after sleepout

St Dunstan’s Headmaster, Mr Nicholas Hewlett, said: ‘Homelessness on our streets is an ongoing and real concern, and a terrible indictment on our society.

  

Drivers to be left high and dry amid plans for Rotherhithe Tunnel to close for a year for repairs – forcing 12 million journeys to be taken elsewhere

The Rotherhithe Tunnel could close for a year to carry out essential repairs, Transport for London has warned. Drivers who use the crossing would have to find alternative routes for up to 12 months.

  

Grandmother forced to wash with kettle after being left without hot water and heating for weeks

Lorraine King, 48, who works in care, said her home, owned by Catalyst Housing association, has flooded at least once a year since she moved in.

  

Restaurant infested by mice since 2018 given lowest food hygiene rating

Inspectors were alerted to the restaurant after receiving a complaint of pieces of blue plastic discovered in the food.

 

Masks still required on TfL services despite Plan B easing

Though he has welcomed the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged the Government to “rethink their plans” on mandatory mask wearing so that the rules are “clear and consistent”.

  

Uncollected Christmas trees clog Wandsworth streets

The council said its staff had been “working flat out” to clear the backlog of 100,000 festive trees still littering the borough.

  

Millwall boss Rowett really confident of successful transfer business

Gary Rowett is confident that Millwall will be add to their attacking options before the transfer window closes.

  

Prolific striker nets as Charlton set up FA Cup tie against Brighton

Daniel Kanu scored his 28th goal of the season as Charlton booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night.

  

Big boost for Crystal Palace as key attacker could be back to face Liverpool

Crystal Palace could welcome back Jordan Ayew when they take on Liverpool at Selhurst Park on Sunday after Ghana were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday night.

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Herne Hill Harriers round-up: Junior success at latest Surrey Cross Country League fixture

Herne Hill Harriers U13 boys and U15 girls were winners in the third Surrey Cross Country League fixture of the season, writes Geoff Jerwood.

  

Dulwich Hamlet lose 3-1 to National League South leaders Dorking Wanderers

Dulwich Hamlet’s winless run has stretched to five matches after a 3-1 home defeat to Dorking Wanderers on Tuesday.

  

Exclusive: Charlton ready to listen to loan offers for Blackpool-linked winger

The 24-year-old winger was signed in the summer from Crewe after the Addicks triggered a £500,000 release clause in his contract.

  

Millwall striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to complete Bolton Wanderers move today

The Icelandic international will be the second front-line exit from their squad this week after Matt Smith joined Salford City on an 18-month contract yesterday.

  

Hercules Wimbledon AC round up: Senior men on brink of winning Surrey Cross Country League Division One title

Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club’s senior men’s team will go into the final Surrey Cross Country League match next month in pole position to take the Division One title, writes Tom Pollak.

  

Four takeaways from Dons’ 0-0 draw with Portsmouth: Barren run needs to end soon to ease drop fears

Daniel Marsh provides four takeaways from AFC Wimbledon’s 0-0 home draw with Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

  

QPR duo make progress at AFCON

QPR duo Ilias Chair and Seny Dieng have both progressed to the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations with their respective countries.

 

Education Secretary thanks Hammersmith school for keeping lessons going

Nadhim Zahawi was invited to visit Hammersmith Academy where he was given a tour by the head teacher, Gary Kynaston.

 

Ormiston Latimer Academy rated ‘Good’, writes Ofsted inspectors

Ormiston Latimer Academy in Freston Road, Latimer Road was commended for creating an environment that students enjoy being part of, where they feel “well cared for”, listened to, and are supported to “learn well”.

 

Greenwich parents urged to register children for primary school before deadline

Councillor Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, has urged families to submit their applications before it’s too late.  

 

Westminster primary school that prioritises well-being and is strict on uniform ranked 9th in the UK

Headteacher Evelyn Chua said she and her staff has built a school culture where the pupils arrive ‘ready for learning’ and even badly behaved youngsters transferred from other schools soon respond . 

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Stormzy confirms long-awaited dates for his biggest UK tour

Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a perennial political agitator, Stormzy is a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism.

  

London theatre Director awarded CBE for services to the arts

Lisa Burger, who is Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre and Chair of the Lyric Hammersmith, said she was honoured by the news.

   

London Mayor praises school teacher on children’s book promoting Covid vaccine

Banji Alexander was inspired to write his book, “Lockdown Looms: Reggie’s Birthday Party”, because of the effect of the pandemic.

  

America in Crisis exploring decades of social change at the Saatchi Gallery

A new exhibition exploring decades of social change in the US through photographs is set to open this month at the Saatchi Gallery.

  

Forget the January sales with a meal at The Copper Chimney

Some people revel in the excitement of the January sales. Sadly, I am not one of these. Quite the opposite, shopping fills me with dread and fear of the oncoming jostle fest.

  

Excellent beer and a new experience at the Dog’s Grandad Brewery

Located under the railway arches a few minutes from Brixton Market lies Dog’s Grandad Brewery. I don’t know if one would simply stumble upon this place, but I didn’t.

  

A perfect pint with an old school feel at the Dog and Bell

I’d heard about this pub, but in a good-old-days kind of way, a hark back to when Deptford was a genuinely working-class community

  

Online assistance for those with diabetes to exercise

Diabetes UK is running free online 10-week courses specifically tailored to support people who want to start moving more or those doing 30 minutes or less exercise a week.

  

In My View: Janet Daby MP for Lewisham East

When it comes to the Nationality and Borders Bill currently being forced through by the Government, it should be spoken about far and wide.

  

Call Dementia UK if you are in need of help dealing with dementia

The charity’s Admiral Nurses are there when people need help. They have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems, and are a lifeline for families facing dementia.

  

Reader’s letter from a Childline Volunteer

The start of a new year is a time when lots of us look back and reflect on things that have happened, both good and bad – especially children

  

Cancellation of the arts due to the pandemic

As a consequence of the challenges presented by the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and its rapid spread across the capital, the festival organisers have been forced to take the hardest decision for any of us in the arts and close the doors.

  

Evolution Festival playing at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Evolution Festival runs from March 1 to 5 and will be headlined by The Bill Cashmore Award-winning new play Kick, directed by Yasmin Hafesji.

  

Cultural Leaders wanted for on-the-job experience at arts charities

The scheme, which is part of the Poetic Relief Project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, gives young people real on-the-job experience in the charity and art sectors. 

  

Dan Brown’s famous professor brings adventure and excitement to Bromley

The first ever stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code premieres at the Churchill Theatre from January 10 to 15

  

Exhibition celebrating artist Lubaina Himid showing at the Tate Modern

For more than four decades, Ms Himid’s powerful and poetic work has made her an increasingly influential figure in contemporary art.

  

The Light Festival has returned to Battersea Power Station

Following a successful first year in 2020, the Light Festival at Battersea Power Station will be brightening up the dark winter evenings until February 27. 

  

What’s On this Week: 14th January – 21st

Entertainment Listings: The Polka Theatre; National Theatre; The Young Vic; Brixton Library; The South London Gallery; Dulwich Picture Gallery.

  

Horniman Museum highlights – Hair: Untold Stories

A new exhibition at the Horniman Museum highlights hair’s untold stories, from the meaning and importance of our hair, to how we use is.

  

Waterloo passengers given an uppa with a cuppa on Brew Monday

Samaritans have transformed Blue Monday into Brew Monday to cheer up commuters. The organisation wants to explode the myth of the third Monday of January being the saddest day of the year.

  

Donation hub offering school supplies and toiletries to open in Lewisham

Based on the principles of a food bank, young people will be able to visit the donation hub and take home items from their menu.

  

Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022

Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, recognising the achievements and service of extraordinary people throughout the United Kingdom.

  

Spotlight on Health: In a spin for 29 hours creates record

A Greenwich woman has broken a world record and raised more than £40,000 for charity by doing a 29-hour spin class.

  

Prussic acid deaths, was it a murder or suicide?

A tragic suicide pact gripped the nation in 1890 when a doctor’s wife and a male family friend were found poisoned at her home.

  

Letter writer’s glimpse into a world long gone

A handwritten memoir by the witty Fred Roy – a regular letter writer to the South London Press from the 1920s to the 1950s, lay for 23 years after his death in 1999 in an old captain’s chest.

  

10, 20, 30 years ago

Ten years ago this week a new road tunnel under the Thames which will ease thousands of commuters’ car journeys was announced.

  

Rugby star killed in a First World War trench

An England and Blackheath rugby player in Victorian London died fighting for his country in the First World War. But there is no memorial to Alexander Todd in Britain

  

Early experiences will make your pet happy

Taking on a puppy or kitten is an exciting time, full of new experiences and learning curves, and in order for them to become happy and confident adults.

  

Resolve to be a better pet owner

Christmas can be a time where we take life a bit slower, which more often than not can lead to our pets following suit. As we enter January it’s great time to turn things around – starting as you mean to go on.

  

Pets can help to banish the January blues

As the post-festive excitement wears off, the cold weather and short, dark days can leave us feeling glum. 

  

Mottingham family furious after spooked cat spent three days up a tree – as firefighter said ‘I don’t like cats’

Two-year-old Buddy, a large white cat with black markings, jumped high into the 70-foot tree after being spooked by New Year’s Eve fireworks.

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Millwall

  

Millwall boss Rowett really confident of successful transfer business

Gary Rowett is confident that Millwall will be add to their attacking options before the transfer window closes.

  

Millwall striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to complete Bolton Wanderers move today

The Icelandic international will be the second front-line exit from their squad this week after Matt Smith joined Salford City on an 18-month contract yesterday.

  

‘Wanted and valued’ – Matt Smith on why he left Millwall and made Salford City switch

The 32-year-old signed an 18-month deal with Salford. He has six months remaining on his Lions contract.

Charlton Athletic

  

Prolific striker nets as Charlton set up FA Cup tie against Brighton

Daniel Kanu scored his 28th goal of the season as Charlton booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night.

  

Exclusive: Charlton ready to listen to loan offers for Blackpool-linked winger

The 24-year-old winger was signed in the summer from Crewe after the Addicks triggered a £500,000 release clause in his contract.

  

Charlton winger Charlie Kirk on Blackpool’s transfer shortlist – as Forest pushing for Bowler

The South London Press had been told recently that the 24-year-old, who has struggled to hold down regular game time in SE7, was the subject of interest.

  

Charlton Athletic boss provides fitness update on Jake Forster-Caskey

Forster-Caskey was voted the club’s Player of the Year for the previous campaign.

Crystal Palace

  

Big boost for Crystal Palace as key attacker could be back to face Liverpool

Crystal Palace could welcome back Jordan Ayew when they take on Liverpool at Selhurst Park on Sunday after Ghana were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday night.

  

Patrick Vieira has ‘no regrets’ at setting up his Palace side defensively against Brighton

The Eagles only recorded one shot on target in the entire 90 minutes and had fewer touches and passes compared to Brighton.

AFC Wimbledon

  

Four takeaways from Dons’ 0-0 draw with Portsmouth: Barren run needs to end soon to ease drop fears

Daniel Marsh provides four takeaways from AFC Wimbledon’s 0-0 home draw with Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

  

Dons boss focuses on positives after 0-0 draw against Portsmouth

Mark Robinson saw the positives after AFC Wimbledon held play-off chasing Portsmouth to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday night.

  

Have Dons finished their transfer business? Mark Robinson provides the answer

The Dons have already confirmed the loan arrivals of striker Terry Ablade and winger Tomas Kalinauskas this month.

  

Dons delight as defender agrees new long-term contract

The 22-year-old centre-back joined the Dons in 2015, and has gone on to make 69 first-team appearances.

Dulwich Hamlet

  

Dulwich Hamlet lose 3-1 to National League South leaders Dorking Wanderers

Dulwich Hamlet’s winless run has stretched to five matches after a 3-1 home defeat to Dorking Wanderers on Tuesday.

  

Former Crystal Palace attacker back for another spell at Dulwich Hamlet

The former Crystal Palace youngster, 26, had trialled with Exeter City earlier in the campaign.

  

Dulwich Hamlet look off the pace as Welling United end lengthy losing streak

BY MARK DOIG Ring-rusty Dulwich Hamlet stumbled to a surprise derby defeat at home to Welling United. Having not played

  

Welling boss praises bravery of his side as they inflict defeat on Dulwich Hamlet

Dipo Akinyemi scored the 56th-minute winner in the National League South derby .

Chelsea

  

Ziyech’s strike the only bright spark in otherwise poor display by Chelsea in 1-1 draw at Brighton

By Paul Lagan at the Amex Stadium Brighton 1 v Chelsea 1 Chelsea let slip an underserved lead to snatch

  

Second-best Blues can say goodbye to the league and hope for top four finish after 1-0 defeat at Manchester City

Chelsea needed to win to have any chance of chasing down Manchester City and they failed at the Etihad, losing to a second-half strike from ex-Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

  

Tuchel’s impressive cup record continues as Blues clinch another showpiece final at Wembley

Thomas Tuchel is rapidly becoming known as a cup manager – clinching a EFL Cup final spot on Wednesday can now be added to his triumph in the Champions League final and reaching last season’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

Fulham

  

On form Fulham still not at best despite Birmingham win

Marco Silva admitted that Fulham weren’t at their best despite thrashing Birmingham City 6-2 on Tuesday evening.

  

Fulham’s top prospect attracting the interest of Liverpool and West Ham United

Carvalho played as a junior for Balham Blazers. The 19-year-old moved to Fulham in 2014 before signing his first professional deal in 2020 at Craven Cottage.

  

Fulham come from behind for first time this season as they crush Bristol City

That’s now 13 league goals in two Championship matches for the Whites, after they scored seven in midweek at Reading.

  

Promotion-chasing Fulham in seventh heaven for second time this season

The Whites beat Blackburn Rovers by exactly the same scoreline. They are the first English League team since Liverpool in 1895-96 to win multiple away games by at least seven goals in a single season.

QPR

  

QPR duo make progress at AFCON

QPR duo Ilias Chair and Seny Dieng have both progressed to the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations with their respective countries.

  

Mark Warburton: Rangers full value for win over promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion

Charlie Austin’s late strike sealed victory for the R’s as they climbed to fourth in the Championship standings.

  

QPR deal for David Marshall – as Scot solves their shotstopper shortage

QPR have signed goalkeeper David Marshall on a permanent deal from Derby County.

  

Keeper selection issue as ex-Lion Jordan Archer injured in QPR penalty shootout win

Archer made a couple of good stops in the shootout to help the R’s progress to the next round, but hurt himself on the deciding spot kick.

Boxing

  

Ellie Scotney set for February 12 bout + Denzel Bentley pushed forward for British title shot

Catford featherweight Ellie Scotney is set to box on a Matchroom Boxing show at Alexandra Palace on February 12.

  

Bromley boxer has pro dreams as he claims national amateur title

Bromley’s Cameron O’Callaghan won the Senior Novice National Amateur Championships at the start of December.

  

Daniel Dubois happy to travel to land shot at WBA world heavyweight champion

Daniel Dubois wants to face WBA world heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan. The South Londoner (17-1) is the number one challenger to the unbeaten American (21-0).

  

Chris Kongo signs multi-fight promotional deal with BOXXER

The Bermondsey boxer (12-1, seven KOs) will be trained by Ben Davison, who also guides undisputed world super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor.

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Herne Hill Harriers round-up: Junior success at latest Surrey Cross Country League fixture

Herne Hill Harriers U13 boys and U15 girls were winners in the third Surrey Cross Country League fixture of the season, writes Geoff Jerwood.

  

Hercules Wimbledon AC round up: Senior men on brink of winning Surrey Cross Country League Division One title

Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club’s senior men’s team will go into the final Surrey Cross Country League match next month in pole position to take the Division One title, writes Tom Pollak.

  

Dulwich Runners on course for instant promotion back to Surrey Cross Country First Division

Both Dulwich Runners teams made great progress on Saturday towards sealing a return to the Surrey Cross Country First Division at the first time of asking, writes Jonathan Whittaker.

  

Westcombe Park 23 Wimbledon 15 – Disappointment for Dons

This was a disappointing result for Wimbledon, even though the two teams London & SE Premier League sides were fairly evenly matched they will feel that they should have come away with a win.